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Some recent publications by subject (full list see here)


Genomic islands of differentiation in a multiple-population context
Vijay N, Bossu CM, Poelstra JW, Weissensteiner MH, Suh A, Kryukov AP, Wolf JBW (2016) Evolution of heterogenous genome differentiation across multiple contact zones in a crow species complex. Nat Commun, 7: 13195.

Interaction of socially transmitted hunting practice and population divergenc
Foote A, Vijay N, Avila-Arcos M et al. (2016) Genome-culture coevolution promotes rapid divergence of killer whale ecotypes. Nat Commun, 7: 11693.

A comprehensive speciation genomic study in European crows
Poelstra JW, Vijay N, Bossu C et al. (2014) The genomic landscape underlying phenotypic integrity in the face of gene flow in crows. Science, 344: 1410-1414. 

Pervasive isolation-by-ecology pattern is consistent with ecologcial speciation theory
Shafer A, Wolf JBW (2013) Widespread evidence for incipient ecological speciation: a meta-analysis of isolation-by-ecology. Ecol Lett, 16: 940-950. 

The genomic landscape of speciation: an avian example
Ellegren H, Smeds L, Burri R et al. (2012) The genomic landscape of species divergence in Ficedula flycatchers. Nature491: 756-760.


Divergent selection may be a necessary, but is not a sufficient condition for population divergence
von Rönn JAC, Shafer ABA, Wolf JBW (2016) Disruptive selection without genome-wide evolution across a migratory divide. Mol Ecol, 25, 2529–2541.

Is sexual size dimorphism primarily driven by sexual selection or ecology?
Krüger O, Wolf JBW, Jonker RM, Hoffman JI, Trillmich F (2014) Disentangling the contribution of sexual selection and ecology to the evolution of size dimorphism in pinnipeds. Evolution68, 1485–1496.

Single-locus MHC divergence, not inbreeding strongly influences fitness and mating
Lenz TL, Müller B, Trillmich F, Wolf JBW (2013) Divergent allele advantage at MHC-DRB through direct and maternal genotypic effects and its consequences on allele pool composition and mating. Proc R Soc Lond B, 280, 20130714.


What do whales, walrus and manatee have in common?
Foote AD, Liu Y, Thomas GWC et al. (2015) Convergent evolution of the genomes of marine mammals. Nat Genet, 47: 272-275.

Gene expression and the mitochondrial paradox
Benoit Nabholz, Hans Ellegren, JBW Wolf (2013) High levels of gene expression explain the strong evolutionary constraint of mitochondrial protein-coding genes. Mol Biol Evol, 30: 272-284.

Dosage compensation in ZZ/ZW systems
Wolf JBW, Bryk J (2011) General lack of global dosage compensation in ZZ/ZW systems? Broadening the perspective with mRNA-seq. BMC Genomics, 12:91. 


To what extent do bioinformatic pipelines bias biological reality?
Shafer ABA, Peart CR, Tusso S, Maayan I, Brelsford A, Wheat CW, Wolf JBW (2017) Bioinformatic processing of RAD-seq data dramatically impacts downstream population genetic inference. Methods Ecol Evol, online early.

GBS goes ABC
Shafer ABA, Gattepaille LM, Stewart REA, Wolf JBW (2015) Demographic inferences using short-read genomic data in an approximate Bayesian computation framework: in silico evaluation of power, biases and proof of concept in Atlantic walrus. Mol Ecol, 24, 328–345.

Exploring properties of dN/dS from a theoretical angle
Mugal CF, Wolf JBW, Kaj I (2014) Why time matters: codon evolution and the temporal dynamics of dN/dS. Mol Biol Evol, 31: 212-231.


Study design and interpretation of speciation genomic studies
Wolf JBW & Ellegren H (2016) Making sense of genomic islands of differentiation in light of speciation. Nat Rev Genet, 18, 87-100.

What may happen if we join genomics with tracking technology?
Shafer ABA, Northrup JM, Wikelski M, Wittemyer G, Wolf JBW (2016) Forecasting Ecological Genomics: High-Tech Animal Instrumentation Meets High-Throughput Sequencing. PLoS Biol, 14, e1002350.

Insight from Wik slott near Uppsala - thank you all for a nice workshop
Shafer ABA, Wolf JBW, Alves PC et al. (2015) Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice. Trends Ecol Evol, 30, 78–87.